Period
to 17 February 2020

The median annual salary for a Subject Matter Expert was £150,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 February 2020.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Subject Matter Expert
UK
6 months to
17 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 961 1071 1130
Rank change year-on-year +110 +59 +56
Permanent jobs requiring a Subject Matter Expert 46 45 63
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.037% 0.030% 0.036%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.039% 0.031% 0.037%
Number of salaries quoted 28 31 23
UK median annual salary £150,000 £70,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +114.29% +27.27% -4.35%
UK excluding London median annual salary - £70,000 £62,000
% change year-on-year - +12.90% +16.48%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 117,818 143,402 168,736
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.51% 95.91% 96.34%
Number of salaries quoted 94,407 114,707 138,178
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £83,750 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

Subject Matter Expert
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Subject Matter Expert in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Subject Matter Expert in the UK

Subject Matter Expert
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Subject Matter Expert.

Salary trend for Subject Matter Expert in the UK

Subject Matter Expert
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Subject Matter Expert over the 6 months to 17 February 2020.

Salary histogram for Subject Matter Expert in the UK

Subject Matter Expert
Top 6 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Subject Matter Expert within the UK over the 6 months to 17 February 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +93 40 £150,000 +114.29% 3
London +91 38 £150,000 +76.47% 2
UK excluding London +59 2 - - 1
Midlands - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - -
East of England - 1 - - 1

Subject Matter Expert Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 February 2020, Subject Matter Expert job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads featuring Subject Matter Expert in the job title.

1 16 (34.78%) IBM
1 16 (34.78%) SAML
1 16 (34.78%) JSON
1 16 (34.78%) Release Management
1 16 (34.78%) Continuous Integration
1 16 (34.78%) Puppet
1 16 (34.78%) REST
1 16 (34.78%) Opscode Chef
1 16 (34.78%) Ansible
1 16 (34.78%) DevOps
1 16 (34.78%) Performance Tuning
1 16 (34.78%) Deployment Automation
2 15 (32.61%) Infrastructure Automation
2 15 (32.61%) MuleSoft
2 15 (32.61%) High Availability
2 15 (32.61%) Test Automation
2 15 (32.61%) Requirements Analysis
2 15 (32.61%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (32.61%) TDD
2 15 (32.61%) TIBCO
2 15 (32.61%) .NET
2 15 (32.61%) J2EE
3 12 (26.09%) Security Cleared
3 12 (26.09%) Presales
4 10 (21.74%) Finance
5 6 (13.04%) SAP Basis
5 6 (13.04%) Data Analysis
5 6 (13.04%) SAP
5 6 (13.04%) Citrix
5 6 (13.04%) Virtual Infrastructure

Subject Matter Expert Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.17%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (2.17%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.17%) Skype for Business
1 1 (2.17%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (10.87%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.17%) Adobe Captivate
2 1 (2.17%) Camtasia
2 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.17%) Snagit
2 1 (2.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 6 (13.04%) AWS
1 6 (13.04%) Azure
2 5 (10.87%) SaaS
3 2 (4.35%) Office 365
3 2 (4.35%) Yammer
4 1 (2.17%) Apigee
4 1 (2.17%) OneDrive
4 1 (2.17%) Power Platform
4 1 (2.17%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.17%) ATM
1 1 (2.17%) Intranet
1 1 (2.17%) Skype
1 1 (2.17%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.35%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.17%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.17%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (2.17%) Power BI
2 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Eclipse
General
1 10 (21.74%) Finance
2 2 (4.35%) Banking
3 1 (2.17%) Back Office
3 1 (2.17%) Marketing
3 1 (2.17%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (34.78%) JSON
1 16 (34.78%) REST
1 16 (34.78%) SAML
2 15 (32.61%) .NET
2 15 (32.61%) J2EE
3 6 (13.04%) SAP Basis
4 1 (2.17%) IBM Integration Bus
4 1 (2.17%) SOAP
4 1 (2.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (2.17%) Digital Media
1 1 (2.17%) e-Learning
1 1 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (2.17%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.17%) Unix
1 1 (2.17%) Windows
1 1 (2.17%) Windows Server
1 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (34.78%) Continuous Integration
1 16 (34.78%) Deployment Automation
1 16 (34.78%) DevOps
1 16 (34.78%) Performance Tuning
1 16 (34.78%) Release Management
2 15 (32.61%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (32.61%) High Availability
2 15 (32.61%) Infrastructure Automation
2 15 (32.61%) Requirements Analysis
2 15 (32.61%) TDD
2 15 (32.61%) Test Automation
3 12 (26.09%) Presales
4 6 (13.04%) Analytics
4 6 (13.04%) Break/Fix
4 6 (13.04%) Data Analysis
4 6 (13.04%) Virtual Infrastructure
5 5 (10.87%) Artificial Intelligence
5 5 (10.87%) Project Delivery
5 5 (10.87%) Project Management
6 4 (8.70%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.52%) SQL
2 2 (4.35%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.17%) Bash Shell
3 1 (2.17%) Perl
3 1 (2.17%) PL/SQL
3 1 (2.17%) Python
Qualifications
1 12 (26.09%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.17%) CITP
2 1 (2.17%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (2.17%) Degree
2 1 (2.17%) MCSE
2 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.35%) GDPR
Systems Management
1 16 (34.78%) Ansible
1 16 (34.78%) Opscode Chef
1 16 (34.78%) Puppet
Vendors
1 16 (34.78%) IBM
2 15 (32.61%) MuleSoft
2 15 (32.61%) TIBCO
3 6 (13.04%) Citrix
3 6 (13.04%) SAP
4 4 (8.70%) Microsoft
5 3 (6.52%) CyberArk
6 2 (4.35%) BeyondTrust
6 2 (4.35%) Cognizant
6 2 (4.35%) Thycotic
7 1 (2.17%) Adobe
7 1 (2.17%) Amdocs
7 1 (2.17%) BMC
7 1 (2.17%) Nintex
7 1 (2.17%) Oracle
7 1 (2.17%) Pega
7 1 (2.17%) SolarWinds
7 1 (2.17%) TOWER Software
7 1 (2.17%) Workday
7 1 (2.17%) WorldPay